Splayed shipping containers form Joshua Tree Residence conceived by James Whitaker

An office comprising a cluster of angled shipping containers, proposed for a site in Germany by James Whitaker but never realised, is now being built as a home in the California desert. Photo-realistic renderings of the proposed home by the London-based designer show a cluster of white cargo containers emerging like a starburst from a

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BIG, MVRDV, James Corner and more to tackle Bay Area climate change

Ten teams of architects and engineers have been chosen to design solutions that will help San Francisco and the surrounding region combat the effects of climate change. Resilient by Design’s Bay Area Challenge asked entrants to come up with ideas to protect coastal areas from rising sea levels, flooding and earthquakes. As the global climate

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Apple Park’s Steve Jobs Theater opens to host 2017 keynote

Apple CEO Tim Cook has officially opened the auditorium and events venue at the company’s Foster + Partners-designed campus, where today’s Apple Event took place. Named after Apple’s late founder, the Steve Jobs Theater held its first event today, during which the tech giant unveiled a variety of products including the rumoured iPhone X. A

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Richard Neutra’s Chuey House up for sale as a developable lot

A midcentury Hollywood Hills home designed by modernist architect Richard Neutra is potentially in jeopardy, as the property has hit the market as “a unique development opportunity”. The two adjacent lots that make up the Chuey House property have been posted on a real-estate site as one listing, described as “collectively ideal for a compound,

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Jensen Architects adds contemporary rear facade and pared-down interiors to historic San Francisco house

US firm Jensen Architects has revamped a Victorian home in San Francisco with perforated aluminium panels across the back and minimalist interiors to match. The local firm was awarded 2017 AIA San Francisco Historic Preservation Commendation Award for Alamo Square Residence, which features a blend of original and contemporary elements. Victorian houses are a hallmark of San Francisco’s architecture, characterised by

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Herzog & de Meuron unveils mountain-ridge campus for Berggruen Institute in LA

Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron has taken cues from “monastic architecture” to design a research campus high above Los Angeles. After a lengthy process, the studio was selected for the project by the Berggruen Institute – founded in 2010 with the aim to “study and apply new ideas to the workings of social, economic,

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Apple Park employees revolt over having to work in open-plan offices

Some Apple workers hate the open-plan layout of their new Foster + Partners-designed campus so much they might quit, according to reports circulating around Silicon Valley. A $5 billion (£3.8 billion) development eight years in the making, the Apple Park campus in Cupertino, California began welcoming the tech giant’s employees in April. The remaining employees

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Materials meet seamlessly “like an iPhone” at northern California home by Natoma Architects

San Francisco studio Natoma Architects has completed a family residence that consists of intersecting volumes, with connections between its planes of concrete and glass designed to look as minimal as possible. The Oz House is perched on a hilltop in Atherton, California, and is accessed via a winding road. In addition to the main dwelling,

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Jony Ive on Apple Park: “It’s nice, though, isn’t it?”

Apple’s chief designer Jonathan Ive has revealed his feelings about the tech giant’s new home, as his team prepares to move in, and photos of the building’s interior emerge. Ive has helped oversee the construction of the ring-shaped Apple Park campus, designed by architecture firm Foster + Partners, for the past eight years. It was the last

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Bestor Architecture creates Malibu beach home for Beastie Boys rapper

US firm Bestor Architecture has overhauled rundown buildings in an exclusive southern California neighbourhood to create a spacious, beach-style residence for musician Mike D from the Beastie Boys. The Malibu Beach House is located in Point Dume, a promontory that juts out into the Pacific Ocean. Known for its scenic beaches and rocky coves, the

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Engineers propose solution for San Francisco’s sinking Millennium Tower

San Francisco’s sinking skyscraper has descended another inch, but engineers have come up with a potential fix. The Millennium Tower now sits 17 inches (43 centimetres) lower than when it opened in 2008 – down a further inch in the past seven months – according to local news source SFGate. The 58-storey luxury condominium tower

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Studio Schicketanz creates California home with glass and textured stone walls

Large expanses of glazing contrast heavy masonry portions of this residence on California’s Central Coast, designed by US firm Studio Schicketanz. The Tehama One house is located in Carmel, a scenic beach town about two hours south of San Francisco. The residence is situated within the exclusive Tehama development owned by actor Clint Eastwood, featuring a

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MAD unveils “extraterrestrial” campus for electric car brand Faraday Future

Chinese architecture studio MAD has designed a sci-fi-influenced headquarters for Faraday Future, a new car company focussed on electric vehicles, in Northern California. Faraday Future (FF) plans to move from its current Los Angeles base to the new campus, which it is hoped will allow the fledgling company to expand its research and development. The company recently announced the

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Wine-tasting pavilions by Walker Warner perch on ridge overlooking Napa Valley

US studio Walker Warner Architects has created a trio of pavilions at a California winery with operable glass walls that enable tasting rooms to be fully open to the outdoors. The Quintessa Pavilions are located within the Quintessa Estate Winery, which covers 280 acres (113 hectares) in Napa Valley. San Francisco-based Walker Warner Architects had

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Venice Beach house by Electric Bowery features askew pitched roof and outdoor lounge

An off-centre pitched roof tops this house in Los Angeles’ Venice Beach, which was designed by local studio Electric Bowery to include outdoor kitchen, living and dining areas. Architecture studio Electric Bowery designed the Amoroso Residence for a secluded enclave in Venice Beach, a coastal city in the Los Angeles metro area. It is located on one of the historic pedestrian-only streets, known

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Studio William Hefner completes modernist Beverly Hills house for an art collector

Los Angeles-based Studio William Hefner has taken cues from Californian modernism to complete this house for an art collector that overlooks Beverly Hills. Studio William Hefner was tasked to design the residence in Beverly Hills’ Trousdale Estate, following the client’s unsuccessful search for a mid-century modern home with a large enough wall space to hang the larger artworks in

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Edmonds + Lee breaks tradition for gallery-like Remember House in San Francisco

US studio Edmonds + Lee Architects has used voids, large windows and white-washed interiors to open up this San Francisco property, breaking away from the tightly packed “pancake-style” layout of its neighbours. The Remember House is located on sloped road in San Francisco’s Noe Valley. The team at Edmonds + Lee Architects describes the regular layout of the neighbourhood’s four-storey

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Facebook appoints OMA to masterplan new residential village next to its Gehry-designed campus

Facebook has announced that architecture firm OMA will masterplan a new village for the area adjacent to its Frank Gehry-designed campus in Menlo Park, California. The social media giant enlisted OMA’s New York office to redevelop the former Menlo Science & Technology Park, a 56-acre property that the social media giant acquired last year, located south of its headquarters.

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Restoration work completes on Louis Khan’s Salk Institute in California

The Salk Institute’s worn teak windows have been cleaned up, repaired and replaced as part of the conservation of the coastal Californian laboratory designed by American architect Louis Kahn. Kahn, one of America’s most important 20th-century architects, completed the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in 1965 for Jonas Salk, the American medical researcher who developed the first

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Southern California beach home features angled roof with crescent cutout

California architect Lloyd Russell and developer Surfside Projects have teamed up to create a low-slung residence in a coastal California town, which takes cues from mid-century modern architecture. The Avocado Acres (Aa) House was designed by locally based Russell and design-driven firm Surfside Projects for a slender slot in Encinitas, a sunny beach town just outside of San Diego. Creating a single-storey layout

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Schwartz and Architecture overhauls San Francisco home with three-level extension

San Francisco firm Schwartz and Architecture has overhauled a single-family home on a steep and narrow site, lifting the existing building to add a storey beneath it, and creating an extension at the back over three levels. The lots that form the Californian city’s urban fabric are defined by a 25-foot (7.6-metre) grid that is “conducive

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LA officials unanimously approve George Lucas museum in “slam dunk” decision

The museum proposed by filmmaker George Lucas could finally come to fruition now Los Angeles city officials have given it the go-ahead. The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art received unanimous approval from LA’s City Council on Tuesday, after years of struggling to find a home. “It’s going to be a slam dunk,” said mayor Eric

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Casey Hughes Architects adds twin-peaked extension to refurbished LA home

Casey Hughes Architects has renovated and extended a 1950s house in Los Angeles, adding a tall metal-clad volume featuring a pair of high windows. Casey Hughes’s locally based studio – whose previous projects include a writer’s house in north Hollywood – modernised Shurkin Residence for a couple who work in the music industry, and their two young children.

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Architects propose seven ways to reinvigorate the Los Angeles river

Colourful playgrounds, undulating pathways and a spot for kayaking are among the proposals made by seven architecture firms to revitalise areas along the Los Angeles river. The LA River Downtown Design Dialogue celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Los Angeles River Revitalisation project, which Frank Gehry is also working on. The project is designed to overhaul areas along

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Brett Farrow converts auto body shop into restaurant complex in Southern California

American architect Brett Farrow has used cedar, steel and large expanses of glass to transform a shabby car repair facility into a lively venue for working, dining and sipping cocktails. Called The Quonset Project, the small complex sits within Carlsbad, a quiet beach town in Southern California. The project is named after a steel hut that has been located

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Dan Brunn renovates Frank Gehry-designed LA house for an illustrator

A Japanese-style reading nook and a sculptural wooden staircase feature in this 1970s Los Angeles house, which has been overhauled by local studio Dan Brunn Architecture to “pay homage” to its original architect Frank Gehry. Gehry was commissioned to design the residence in the 1970s for art collectors Edwin and Ann Janss, but the couple slightly modified the plans during construction

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“Apple’s new campus sucks” according to Wired magazine

Foster + Partners’ Apple Park is an “anachronism wrapped in glass” that provides a poor model for company campuses, claims the first major critical review of the project, published by technology magazine Wired. The eagerly anticipated Apple Park finally began welcoming the tech giant’s employees in April 2017, eight years since the late Steve Jobs hired

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Edmonds + Lee creates white Switchback House for sloped street in San Francisco

The founders of US firm Edmonds + Lee Architects designed this urban dwelling for themselves, including a bright white facade, a slanted roof and retractable glass walls. Located in San Francisco’s Noe Valley neighbourhood, the Switchback House sits on a steep road lined with low-scale dwellings. The site was formerly occupied by a modest, one-storey

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House is an early example of Mayan Revival architecture

In celebration of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th birthday this week, we’re looking back at five of his most pioneering projects. Next up is the Hollyhock House, which was influenced by the style of seventh-century Mayan temples. Located in the East Hollywood neighbourhood of Los Angeles, Hollyhock House was completed between 1919 and 1921. As Wright’s first house

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LOHA creates housing block with curvilinear courtyard in LA’s Koreatown

American firm Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects has completed a multifamily apartment building with a sculptural interior courtyard and a monochrome facade. Called Mariposa1038, the building occupies a gently sloping site in Los Angeles’ Koreatown neighbourhood, which has experienced rapid development in recent years. “As one of the densest neighbourhoods in the country, Los Angeles’ Koreatown is at the

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Brooks + Scarpa completes The Six housing for LA’s homeless and disabled veterans

California architecture firm Brooks + Scarpa has designed a low-cost housing development in Los Angeles to accommodate displaced service members. Commissioned by Skid Row Housing Trust, a local homeless-advocacy group, The Six offers low-cost, permanent housing for homeless and/or disabled veterans in the region. Veterans make up three per cent of LA’s population, but account

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Glazing in jagged roof brightens Los Angeles home by Studio William Hefner

Los Angeles-based Studio William Hefner has built a local home that features abundant clerestory windows and an overhanging upper floor that shades terraces below. Situated in a residential neighbourhood in west Los Angeles, the Toulon Drive House was commissioned by a couple who wanted “an emphasis on natural light and the surrounding landscape”. A path

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FOG Studio’s Cooley Landing centre provides facilities for Bay Area wetland reserve

A+Awards: California firm FOG Studio worked with the residents of East Palo Alto to design this bayside community centre and exhibition space, another winner at the 2016 Architizer A+Awards. The Cooley Landing Education Center is located on a peninsula at the southern end of San Francisco Bay. It sits on a former landfill site, which was

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Skyscraper competition proposal involves erecting towers within world’s largest trees

A conceptual scheme by a team of South Korean designers calls for inserting towers within the hollowed-out trunks of giant sequoias in the western US. Called Tribute: The Monument of Giant, the visionary scheme imagines buildings constructed within the empty trunks of giant sequoias, a type of redwood tree native to the Sierra Nevada mountains in California.

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Studio Bergtraun perches black cabin on steep slope in the Sierra Nevada mountains

California-based Studio Bergtraun has completed a holiday home in Tahoe, nestling a simple black volume clad in corrugated metal into the steep landscape. Alpine Meadows Cabin was completed for a family of outdoor sports enthusiasts in California’s Sierra Nevada mountain range. “The clients desired to create a fun-filled, cozy and informal cabin for family and

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Northern California home by Arcanum Architecture sprawls along verdant lot

San Francisco firm Arcanum Architecture has organised the massing of this large home around trees overhanging a broad lawn. The residence is situated in the Northern California town of Atherton, where the site takes up the corner of a broad avenue and a side street. The long home, named Atherton Avenue, bisects the two-acre (0.8-hectare) property

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Cover uses computer algorithms to design prefabricated dwellings

A technology-driven home-building company in California says it is “doing for homes what Tesla is doing for the car”. Cover produces customised, prefabricated backyard homes often referred to as accessory dwellings — touted by some as a way to increase density and provide affordable housing in growing metro areas. The small dwellings can be used

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Drone footage captures Apple Park as it prepares to welcome employees

As Apple gears up to open its Foster + Partners-designed campus in Cupertino, a drone has filmed the buildings nearing completion, and reports have emerged that the company is buying up all the trees available in California. The tech company’s employees are due to start moving into their new offices this month, and high-definition drone

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Peter Zumthor ditches the black for his LACMA expansion plans

Peter Zumthor has released new images of his proposals for Los Angeles County Museum of Art revealing that, in contrast to his early designs, the Swiss architect has opted for light tones for the building’s exterior. The latest renderings show the serpentine structure’s concrete roof and floor plates in an earthy tone – a significant departure from the original black colour, intended

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IwamotoScott organises San Francisco home around light-filled stairwell

This house in San Francisco by local firm IwamotoScott has an angular facade made up of wooden elements, and a layout organised around a central staircase illuminated by a light well. The project is located in Noe Valley, a well-to-do area of the city. The architects were able to develop the property after a dilapidated dwelling on

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Visualisation reveals how the Los Angeles skyline might look in 2030

A glimpse at the future of LA shows a growing number of skyscrapers that will spread southwest from the Downtown cluster. The rendering by New York creative agency Visualhouse shows towers set to rise in Los Angeles between now and 2030. As viewed from Griffith Park, behind the iconic observatory, the image shows the string

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SAW inserts variation of old San Francisco home into its roof

San Francisco architecture firm Spiegel Aihara Workshop has extended a 1930s hillside residence by duplicating its layout and stacking it over the original structure, raising the home so it looks over the city’s landmarks. The A-to-Z House sits against an incline that slopes down towards the bay. Despite its ideal location, the residence was previously

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Frank Gehry’s early drawings and sketches acquired by LA’s Getty Research Institute

The Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles has acquired an archive of work by architect Frank Gehry that spans his first 30 years in practice. Announced yesterday, the part purchase, part gift includes a comprehensive overview of projects from the start of the 88-year-old Canadian-American architect’s career. “Frank Gehry is undoubtedly the world’s most famous

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Northern California home by Klopf Architecture designed to keep a low-profile

This single-storey dwelling was designed by US studio Klopf Architecture to have a quiet presence, out of respect for neighbouring buildings and the natural context. Built for a married couple with grown children, the Sacramento Modern Residence is located in Orangevale, a sunny community near Sacramento in Northern California. The dwelling replaces a ranch home that

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Jagged roof tops video studio in Venice Beach by Modal Design

American firm Modal Design has created a studio building for a video art collector in California, which features an angular roof and multi-tonal zinc cladding. The Amoroso Video Studio sits behind a Craftsman-style home in Venice Beach, a coastal city in the Los Angeles metro area. Situated next to an alley and a public parking lot, the studio building replaced

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Bureau Spectacular shows fantastical architectural models at SFMOMA

Architecture studio Bureau Spectacular has turned its drawings of bizarre buildings into models for an exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Led by designer Jimenez Lai, Bureau Spectacular imagines architecture without the constraints of clients and building regulations – resulting in haphazard forms that are presented as cartoon-like drawings. A selection of these

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Bohlin Cywinski Jackson creates Silicon Valley residence with pool and meditation garden

Low-slung volumes stretch along either side of central outdoor spaces at this family home in Northern California, by American firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson. The project’s name, the Los Altos Residence, refers to the Silicon Valley city where the home is located. The family dwelling – which consists of a main home and guest house – is

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Bohlin Cywinski Jackson adds ski-in, ski-out homes to California mountain resort

A set of piste-side residences by US firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson step down a portion of the Northstar mountain resort in California, allowing residents to ski in and out of their homes. The development, dubbed Stellar Residences and Townhomes, was designed to provide residents full access to the resort’s slopes. “Conceived to be efficient and

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California country home by Turnbull Griffin Haesloop features an outdoor living room

This solar-powered retreat in Northern California’s Sonoma wine region was designed by US firm Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects to include outdoor living areas and framed views of the landscape. The Sonoma Residence is situated on a lush meadow dotted with large oak trees. The site gently slopes down toward a spring-fed pond. The owners requested

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Modernist desert homes by o2 Architecture and Al Beadle complete in Palm Springs

Lance O’Donnell of o2 Architecture has overseen the completion of two dwellings in Palm Springs – a contemporary home he designed, and a never-built residence by famed mid-century modernist architect Al Beadle. The homes are referred to as the Miele Chino Canyon Project — a reference to their location within the Southern California city. The dwellings

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Renzo Piano joins roster of starchitects adding to San Francisco’s skyline

Another skyscraper is set for San Francisco’s SoMa district, this time by Italian architect Renzo Piano. The mixed-use skyscraper will rise 37 storeys at 555 Howard Street, close to the Transbay Transit Hub that is currently under construction. The surrounding South of Market (SoMa) area is also undergoing huge development, with tall buildings by Foster

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Doug Aitken installs entirely mirrored cabin in the Southern Californian desert

American artist Doug Aitken has built a small house-shaped structure, clad top-to-bottom in mirrors, in the desert outside Palm Springs. The Mirage sculpture is modelled on a ranch-style suburban American house. But it is composed of mirrored surfaces, which reflect the surroundings and camouflage the structure. “Mirage distills the recognisable and repetitious suburban home into the

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Californian home by Blaze Makoid steps down a forested hillside

American firm Blaze Makoid Architecture has used blackened wood, glass and stone to create a rectilinear, multi-level holiday home near Lake Tahoe that looks toward a mountain range. The retreat is located within a 2,200-acre (890 hectares) ski and golf community situated between the lake and the historic town of Truckee, California. The development consists

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Eight mid-century houses that prove Palm Springs is a modernist mecca

To coincide with Palm Springs Modernism Week, we’ve picked out the Californian desert city’s best examples of mid-century residential architecture, which have hosted celebrities including Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra. Palm Springs boasts one of the best collections of modernist architecture in the world. Wealthy clients and celebrities from nearby Los Angeles and across the

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Foster + Partners’ Apple Park set for April 2017 opening

The giant ring-shaped office complex designed by British firm Foster + Partners for Apple is due to welcome the tech company’s employees this spring. Formerly known as Apple Campus 2, the vast building and grounds in Cupertino, California, are almost complete. More than 12,000 people will move into the offices over six months from April

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California architecture students design shelters for LA’s growing homeless population

Students at the University of Southern California’s School of Architecture have conceived a series of shelters for homeless people, ranging from a shopping cart converted into a tent structure to a tiny house made of scavenged material. Called the Homeless Studio, the course was aimed at investigating the architect’s role in homelessness, and devising solutions

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Minimal Hollywood house by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos juts out from steep hillside

Spanish firm Fran Silvestre Arquitectos designed the off-white angular form of this house so it would “hang from the topography” of the Hollywood Hills. Located high up in the exclusive Los Angeles neighbourhood, the yet-to-be-built minimal home was based around the client’s wishes to make the most of the site’s sweeping views. “A monolithic piece,

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Cedar-clad home in Silicon Valley enables Californian outdoor lifestyle

Providing ample outdoor living spaces was a guiding factor in the design of this Northern California dwelling by American studio Malcolm Davis Architecture. The residence in Silicon Valley – best known as California’s tech hub – is located on a gently sloping and wooded site in the San Francisco Bay area. The design team sought

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1930s modernist Aluminaire House moves cross-country to Palm Springs

A historic, ready-to-assemble metal home by noted modernist architect Albert Frey is moving from a New York storage unit to Southern California this week. On 9 February 2017, the Aluminaire House – which is currently disassembled – will be removed from storage in Long Island and be driven across America to Palm Springs, where it

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Jensen Architects converts San Francisco warehouse into arts centre with black and white facade

American studio Jensen Architects aimed to preserve original design elements while transforming a sawtooth-roof industrial building into an arts hub with galleries and event space. Named after its address, 1275 Minnesota Street entailed the adaptive reuse of an industrial building dating to 1937. The two-storey arts centre is located in San Francisco’s historic Dogpatch district,

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ASAP gives rocky form to Downtown LA hotel tower

American studio ASAP has conceived a new hotel for the urban core of Los Angeles that is meant to evoke a rock emerging from the landscape. The Spring Street Hotel is proposed for the core historic district in Downtown Los Angeles. The 28-storey building, which is now under construction, is meant to capitalise on the

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Klopf Architecture revamps mid-century modern Eichler home in California

San Francisco-based Klopf Architecture has remodelled a house built by Joseph Eichler, the post-war real estate developer who helped introduce modern housing estates to America. Built in the 1960s, the updated mid-century modern residence is located in the Silicon Valley town of Mountain View. It’s one of thousands of middle-class dwellings built by Eichler between 1949

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America’s most expensive home boasts $250 million price tag

This mansion designed for the “ultimate billionaire” in Bel Air, Los Angeles, has set the record for the priciest home ever listed for sale in the USA. For $250 million (£198 million), a proud owner can live among 12 bedroom suites, 21 bathrooms, three kitchens, five bars and a 40-seat theatre – all within a

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AJ-A gives Palo Alto home extension an all-white exterior

Californian firm AJ-A has extended an adobe brick residence from the 1940s, contrasting the rustic material with pared-down finishes and minimalist geometry. The 1,150-square-foot (107-square-metre) addition includes a master suite for the residents, a guest bedroom, and a new dining room that is adjacent to the existing kitchen. “A series of simple solids and voids

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JFAK converts brick warehouse in LA into “cleantech” hub

Sculptural light chutes and a vibrant living wall are among the features at this adaptive reuse project by American firm JFAK Architects, for environment-focused companies in Los Angeles. The La Krez Innovation Campus – also known as the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator – is located in the city’s Arts District and occupies an old warehouse. The office

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Sagan Piechota creates hillside California home surrounded by oak trees

A grand, open-air staircase cuts through the centre of this spacious dwelling by US firm Sagan Piechota Architecture, which was designed to blend with the natural terrain. The Santa Lucia Preserve Residence is located in Carmel Valley, a hilly region in central California dotted with wineries and golf courses. The home is set within a clearing

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MAD’s George Lucas Museum will be built in Los Angeles

The MAD-designed George Lucas Museum of Narrative Art will be built in Los Angeles, not San Francisco, it has been announced. After being forced to abandon plans in Chicago, Beijing studio MAD developed two competing designs for the Star Wars creator’s film museum, each in different US cities. But museum’s board has revealed it will move forward with the proposal in

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SOM unveils trio of towers for Downtown Los Angeles

Architecture firm Skidmore Owings and Merrill has designed three residential skyscrapers that will add to the growing Los Angeles skyline. The Olympia development will include a trio of connected high-rises, public shopping and dining spaces, and outdoor areas in LA’s South Park neighbourhood – at the junction of Olympic Boulevard and Harbor Freeway. The towers

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Malcolm Davis creates off-grid retreat in California wine valley

This weekend retreat by American firm Malcolm Davis Architecture consists of rectilinear volumes clad in weathering steel and topped with sloped metal roofs. Called Camp Baird, the dwelling is located in Healdsburg, a small town in a popular Northern California wine region known as Sonoma Valley. It sits on a 165-acre (67 hectares) property in

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Prefabricated weathering-steel boxes form California retreat by Alchemy Architects

Minnesota-based firm Alchemy Architects has completed a home in California’s Sonoma Valley, which comprises two separate modules that were almost entirely prefabricated before being brought to site. The two modules that make up the home were the result of a cross-country collaboration between the architects and client, who is also a designer. “The home was

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